Ten of the Best Michelin-Starred Restaurants to Enjoy in Bangkok

Bangkok has been long known as a foodie destination, home to a wide range of intense spices and flavors, and home to amazing street vendors and traditional shophouse eateries. The last half decade has seen a wave of happening cuisine from around the world descend on the city, with top chefs coming in to dazzle diners. And now Bangkok is on every gastronomy tour list with the arrival of the Michelin Guide to Bangkok. Dazzle your tastebuds at progressive Indian Gaggan restaurant, which was awarded two stars. Other two-star spots to splurge on are the haute cuisine French Le Normandie or else Mezzaluna, Bangkok's highest dining spot. Thai Michelin star winners include fine dining and traditional cuisine at Paste or Nahm, progressive and molecular Thai at Sra Bua, and environmentally conscious Bo.lan. You can even check out the city's only starred street food shophouse, Jay Fai, where a 70 year old auntie cooks some of the city's biggest seafood over a charcoal burner. 

Bo.lan makes almost every "Best" list when it comes to outstanding Thai food, and received a star from the recent Michelin Bangkok Guide. Located on Sukhumvit Soi 53 near trendy Thong Lor, the restaurant prides itself on using bio diversified...  Read More

Dutch chef Henk Savelberg knows his cuisine. Awarded a Michelin star in four different restaurants across the Netherlands, Savelberg has brought his culinary magic to Bangkok (since receiving yet another star for this fine dining spot), working...  Read More

Recently awarded by Michelin's Bangkok Guide with a star, Nahm, run by master Chef David Thompson lives up to its billing by serving some of the best food one can find in Bangkok. The restaurant is renowned for authentic Thai food made with the...  Read More

Pad kee mao, or drunkard's noodles can be found at many street stalls for 40 baht a plate, but for an experience that has been written up by food critics around the world and now even given a Michelin star as Bangkok's only starred-street food...  Read More

The prices are as high as the restaurant, and Mezzaluna might be the most spendy place in Bangkok, but the views are spectacular from the 65th floor of the Lebua State Tower, not to mention that it is just one of three restaurants in Bangkok to...  Read More

This classy French restaurant on the top floor of The Oriental Hotel is a Bangkok institution, and the new Michelin Guide to Bangkok made it one of only three restaurants to get two stars. Fois gras and roasted Sisteron rack of lamb are just...  Read More

Thomas and Mathias Suhring are identical twins as well as master chefs. They have converted their beautiful old villa home in Bangkok into an intimate garden restaurant where they serve German and European fare inspired by their childhood...  Read More

It might be more like going to a magic show than a restaurant when you see what comes out of the kitchen at Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin. Modeled on the award winning Kiin Kiin restaurant in Denmark, created by chef Henrik Yde-Andersen and Lertchai...  Read More

Classic Thai food is renowned world over, yet rarely does one find it presented in such an innovative way as at Paste. Paste Bangkok is the brainchild of Australian award winning chef Jason Bailey and his Thai partner Bongkoch "Bee" Satongun,...  Read More

The accolades keep pouring in. Named Best Restaurant in Asia in 2015, 2016, and 2017, Gaggan was also listed as the 7th Best Restaurant in the World in 2017, and the only Indian restaurant mentioned in the top 50. Now Gaggan has received two...  Read More


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Dave Stamboulis is a travel writer/photographer based in Bangkok. Born in Athens, Greece and growing up in the U.S., Dave first discovered Bangkok while on a 45,000-kilometer bicycle trip and...  More About Dave